NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY - July 27 - National Day Calendar

  

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NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY - July 27 - National Day Calendar
On July 27, we recognize an aged whisky distilled from malted barley. Make a toast on National Scotch Day and share a drink with a friend.

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NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY


On July 27th, we recognize an aged whisky distilled from malted barley. Make a toast on National Scotch Day and share a drink with a friend.

Since Scotch is protected by law, specific guidelines must be followed when making it to be labeled as Scotch. Otherwise, it may be an ordinary whisky (or whiskey if it's made in the United States). First and foremost, Scotch must be made in Scotland. Another requirement includes the grain used in the fermentation process. For Scotch, only malted barley may be used. The Scotch must also be aged in oak barrels for at least three years and have an ABV of less than 94.8%. While most Scotch is made with barley, water, and yeast, other grains can be included, but no fermentation additives, per law.

Scotch whisky dates back to the 15th century where a Scottish taxman recorded the spirit in 1494. Since then, Scotch, barley, malt, and grain have been in and out of the shadows. The distilleries or the smugglers either dodged the king's taxman or organized against him. Scotch was first protected by definition in law in 1933. It was further protected in 1988 with the Scotch Whisky Act.

There are five distinct categories of Scotch whisky including single malt Scotch, single grain Scotch, blended malt Scotch, blended grain Scotch, and blended Scotch.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalScotchDay


Enjoy some scotch with friends. (Remember always to drink responsibly and never to drink and drive.) You can also explore other Protected Beverages around the world. Post on social media using #NationalScotchDay.

NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY HISTORY


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Tacos!
Professor Expert
1  seeder  Tacos!    4 months ago

All the fancy malts in the pantry, and the wife brought the Oban 14. Oh well, it’s an easy sipper at least and it’s working well with the Honduran Maduro I’m smoking.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
2  charger 383    4 months ago

Thanks for letting us know.  I am not a Scotch drinker but I think there is a bottle in the cabinet. I will have a shot this evening.

And for all who like Scotch, enjoy a shot!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
3  Paula Bartholomew    4 months ago

I am not a scotch drinker, but who am I not to give its day the recognition it deserves.  Bottoms up y'all.

 
 
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